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Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Many young men and women entertain idealistic thoughts of traveling to a poverty-stricken corner of the world to work with the poor. Susan Conroy, a Dartmouth junior, didn't just think about it -- she did it, journeying on her own to Calcutta to spend a summer volunteering with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity. In her moving, first-hand account of Mother Teres ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (first published January 1st 2003)
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Glenn Colby
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an easy-to-read and enjoyable book. One learns about Mother Teresa (now a saint) from a young American woman who visited Calcutta years ago. I liked this book. The author has had TV shows on the Catholic channel EWTN as an adult.
Glenn Colby
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I enjoyed this book tremendously. I had to review it - as I read some terrible things about Mother Teresa online today. Susan's ease with words made the book very enjoyable to read. I liked this book a lot. Susan goes to India as a teen to help - and finds culture shock - of course. As a young man, I went to the Philippines for a much longer time, but I was insulated by the wealth of a U.S. military base during my stay there. I would recommend this book for young people especially, o ...more
Mary Alice
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, religion
Ok, I hate to give anything related to Mother Teresa a poor rating, because everyone knows how much I love her. But this is just not well written. The beginning of it is compelling,and there are many wonderful direct quotes of Mother Teresa that are moving and inspirational. But then the second half of the book just repeats what had already been told over and over. I started the book ages ago and then put it own because it was repetitious. I finally picked it up again and finished it. On another ...more
C.
Jun 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
I find Mother Teresa's words here both encouraging and sensitively mindful of man's need to remain humble and trusting in God's goodness in the midst of the storms that buffet our journey Homeward. As a foundress, woman, and lover of God, she speaks to me as a shining example of what it is to heroically strive to unite oneself with God in all things.
Andrea Chen
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
The first third of the book is engaging and insightful. The rest of the book repeats those ideas: Mother Teresa was awe inspiring, the poor love and appreciate love, they have dignity...all true and beautiful, but too much repetition for me.
Elisha
Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: inspiration
I liked it because it was written by a lay woman - who didn't become a nun!
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